The company stated that none of its codes have been modified and its investigation will continue. Microsoft said: “This activity did not endanger the security of our services or any customer data.” It added that “viewing the source code has nothing to do with the increase in risk.”
Even if Microsoft downplayed the risks associated with this discovery, it is more proof of how far the attack has reached. Because SolarWinds’ network security software is widely used, organizations that are hacked can potentially access unprecedented sensitive data from government agencies and large companies. Government officials said Russia is responsible, although investigators are still investigating the full scope of the hack.